Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) members have said they will not welcome into the party Member of Parliament for Chikhwawa Central Zaheer Gaffar Issa who is eyeing to join the DPP.
The independent legislator is under pressure from his constituents for failing to bring developments to his area hence he wants to join the ruling party to boost his re-election bid.
However, speaking to Malawi24, a DPP official who declined to be named said the party is not ready to welcome and will neither attempt to accept Gaffar into the party.
“I know Zaheer Gaffar Issa, he is not a developmental conscious man which is why his constituents are against him. Now if he is being chased away by his own people who ushered him into Parliament for failing to uplift them with various developments, can he manage to take through our party come 2019?
“Moreover, he just want to use our party for his personal gains,” he said.
The Chikhwawa Central Parliamentarian is also being accused of shunning meetings on development as he always give excuses that he is not feeling well.
On several occasions, Issa is said to have been absconding Area Development Committee (ADC) meetings despite several invitations.
“So come elections 2019 we need a new development conscious MP in Chikhwawa central,” said one of the constituents Elywin Khembo.